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This section of the Atlas is devoted to research projects, publications, documents and decisions of international organizations, websites and other resources that provide significant insight into issues related to RBM rights. Resources specifically related to the four policy areas considered in the Atlas are shown in the corresponding pages. The "Books and articles" section contains both a list of the most important publications on RBM rights and a more extensive description of the texts published since 2021.